Hanqing & Mona are UK-based artist duo and researchers whose practices emerge out of photography, sculpture and progressed towards site-specific installation. Frequently travelling in between East Asia countries and the UK, their work reflects cultural and archaeological concerns with architecture and historic remains in the global context.
They regard architecture as a reflection of culture, social structure and history; the patina of buildings, natural erosion and human remnants at a site deliver poetic sensations, as well as complex spatial characteristics to be interrogated. Inspired by historic images and blueprints, they rearrange and reconfigure found objects, and photographs, grasped from urban living, into indoor gallery space to create close and atypical scenery.
Their work have been internationally exhibited at institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Camden Art Centre, Talbot Rice Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy and OCI Museum of Art. They are a fellow member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and recipient of awards including the New Contemporaries, and Gilbert Bayes. Thay have also received grants from Arts Council Korea, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and GyeongGi Cultural Foundation.
CV (Updated in November, 2020)